We Should Let Some Wildfires Burn

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Tom Scott : Thanks so much to Bradley, and to Dr Daniels. This is the last Monday video from Canada — but I’ll definitely be back in the future.

Jobin : *Forest burns around Tom* Tom: This is fine

halsti99 : The bobble head Boba Fett in the cockpit is great!

Lugmillord : of course it burned 42 times... couldn't have been any other number.

Ketsueki Kumori : I knew it was the same guy helicopter guy from smarter every day! Had to double check as soon as I saw the boba fett bobblehead.

Abbreviated Reviews : Way to make a video out of a fun helicopter ride. What's next, roller coasters?

Daniel Sullivan : Immediate like just for the Stargate SG1 reference :)

cesariojpn : Tom Scott promotes seeing the world burn and turn into ash.

Software Man : I Googled "how to start a wildfire". I got 48,500 *matches*

DesBit : I love the doggo in the back of the helicopter.

IWantALongerNam : I live in Australia, and we have scheduled burn offs here for the same reason. Heck, go back hundreds of years before Australia was even a British penal colony, some of the native nomadic Aboriginal tribes, used to burn off an area to help it regrow before moving on to their next location. They knew that a lot of our native plant-life germinates via wildfire. There are even stories of birds carrying flaming sticks to spread fires in Australia. Now this is to do with smoking out potential prey, not some intent on the birds part to help the wildlife, but the effect is the same.

Doctor Von Tacos : stargate is good

Avery Lopez-Baines : BURN BABY BURN!

George Farren : So this forest is like a Phoenix which continually burns and rises from it's own ashes.

Shaun Cheah : Interesting timing considering the situation over at CodysLab.

Zzyzx Wolfe : The Smokey Bear Effect.

Spectrum : I love this channel collab! Bentley is the greatest co-pilot ever!

Ali Jardz : Wooo Stargate!

Adam Raaif Nasheed : Some men just want to watch the world burn.

LeagueOfCakez : This video is uploaded right as there's a wildfire going on in my immediate area

The Otter Outdoorsman : Great video! This is a topic that is often talked about in a negative light (because, I mean, it has a lot of negatives to it that effect people in horrible ways that we can't ignore), but truly forest fires are also a good thing for the forests and can even reduce forest fire frequency and intensity. It's good for the ecosystem, the economy, and for people. I'm glad you covered this.

Rich Moore : It sucks that Youtube's compression does such a number on this video because some of those shots of the burnt forest are incredible. And is it just me or has the compression gotten worse lately? I might just be watching a lot of videos with noisy scenes lately but if definitely feels like I'm noticing the compression more even in scenes that don't look noisy at all.

GMD DeathAngel : 0 dislikes, as it should be

Tim Harig : I remember being taught about the ecological role of wildfires when I was in elementary school back in the eighties. Why did it take until 2010-12 for managed wildfires to become policy?

Kat The Nerdfighter : I live in Canada and was on vacation in BC last year when there were lots of fires. I wasn’t near any of the fires, but it was still very smokey. It’s cool to see a video about that from a British YouTuber.

Ben : Hey that's the same helicopter guy from Smarter Everyday!

Spiritus : I think you should devote an entire episode to Mr Bentley the dog walking backwards through hallways!!

xxxrossomaticxxx : nice CANADA is the best country in the world.

Rez Zircon : Forests evolved to be burned regularly (just as grasslands evolved to be grazed). When we prevent natural forest fires, we encourage buildup in the understory and overgrowth of seedlings, which overpopulates the forest (a healthy forest is NOT thick) and leads to water-stressed trees that become standing deadwood, all of which lead to the hugely destructive fires we see today.

shinybaldy : In the US in the Pacific West, it is a continuous push-pull with folks and developers continuously trying to build closer to forests that should have periodic burns vs. forestry management professionals.

Dielfon Elletab : Here in Australia we regularly have controlled fires - backburning. We do the same now what the aboriginal people did for thousands of years.

NDV135 : Love you're channel Tom, but as a Canadian I was just kind of like, um... duh, guess that just shows how we don't think much about how where we live effects what we learn, because we learned this stuff in elementary school.

RicBent : Of course it burned 42 times...

Robert Fletcher : I have spent most of my life in Australia (in UK now), and these same arguments have occurred there. The native flora depends on fire to propagate. They are so well adapted that some like the Blackboy Grass Tree "Xanthorrhoeas" contains picric acid a precursor to TNT. Bet Tom did not know that.

Tom Bryan : Canadians are so nice they even have good fires.

arrow in my gluteus maximus : stargate!

Miles Rose : SHOUT OUT TO MY B.C BOYS!!!!!!!! We're "lit" if you know what i mean ;)

Merz Bois : Saw the thumbnail and thought Tom was with Varg Vikerness for a second. Nearly had a heart attack.

The Capacitor : Lil pooch >.<

Rebecca Wright : In Australia we’ve been doing prescribed burns of bush land basically forever. It’s one of the key bushfire prevention strategies

Sebastian Mustermann : Usually I really like your videos but this one I don't. You miss the critical point that this approach to forest fires is OPINION. The people featured in the video think it's the right way, but there is no consensus on this in the forestry and forest management community. This video portays what they say as gospel even though many professionals in the field (me included) think quite differently.

NPC : Living in Australia, this all makes sense. Did people not know this?

superj1e2z6 : Topical as Cody's ranch just burned. hmmmm

gosse schukken : Some men just want to watch the world burn

Bartelds : And Tom will we see more collabs with Corridor Digital? Hope so <3

SirBanana : **laughs in pyro**

Craig : The look the pilot gives tom when he says there arnt many trees left in england 😂😂

trix333ninja : In Denmark er have heath areas that we need to burn every once in a while. I think it's every 10 years or so. If we don't do it, the heath dies and turn into forest. Maybe worth a video? They burned it in 2015 so it's gone be a while before they do it again, but not sure they do it everywhere at the same time.

pigeoncult : smokey the bear disproves

Mu51kM4n : "They're home to ... basically every planet that SG1 ever went to." Ha! I love it! I immediately liked the video at that point, regardless of what came next. Stargate was quite possibly my favorite TV series of all time. It opened me to world of sci-fi and fueled my curiosity about the universe oh yea, and the whole fire thing is great too. I did actually watch the rest of the video. :)